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Inspection is being held at facility in Nizhny Novgorod Region by the Commissioner’s order

08 May 2015

Media reports as of 6 May on riots in correctional treatment centre No. 3 (LIU-3) in Nizhny Novgorod region led to the site inspection. According to the media reports, an emergency situation occurred in the penal colony. 

The information received by Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova raised a deep concern.

On 7 May, representatives of the Commissioner were urgently sent to the LIU-3, located in Prudy village, for the inspection of circumstances that had led to the riots and possible violations of the inmates’ rights.

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